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New Horizons High School, Pasco School District

Christy Rasmussen, Principal

Grade level: 7–12
Free and Reduced Meals: 82.5%
Year school began to implement innovative practices: 2006

New Horizons High School is a learning community using an Integrated Student Support Framework focused on student prevention, intervention, and retrieval programs for students ages 12–21. Commonly referred to as “Destination Graduation” by the school and business community, the offshoot is “Team Destination Graduation (TDG),” New Horizon’s youth speakers bureau. The school population is ethnically diverse and a significant percentage of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. One third of the school’s annual graduates are teen parents. New Horizons follows the practices of the National Drop-Out Prevention Center (NDPN), including the “15 Strategies of Drop-Out Prevention.” The school offers high interest career and technical education classes such as: jewelry and metal works, marketing, floriculture, horticulture, and teen parenting.

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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